Volvo 1800 E, 1971
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Volvo 1800 E, 1971

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Volvo 1800 E, year 1971. Colour steel blue metallic with a black leather interior and grey carpet. This magnificent Volvo 1800 E has undergone a very thorough bare metal body restoration by Piet Mozes Restorations in the year 1998 - the bodywork still looks as new! The engine room was perfected and detailed in the year 2000. The (service) history is known since 1990. The automobile has always been meticulously serviced and maintained by a Volvo specialist.

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The Volvo P 1800 is undoubtedly the most elegantly, exquisitely and dynamically designed Volvo of the twentieth century. The Volvo P 1800 was designed by Per Petterson who was employed at 'carrosseria Frua' those days.

The Volvo P 1800 came onto the market in 1961 as a coupe and was initially built at Jensen’s in England. The P1800 became world-famous for the series of "The Saint" in the 1960s, with Roger Moore as Simon Templar in the leading role.
After building 6000 cars in 1963, production of the P 1800 was relocated to Sweden, and the car was then named the P1800 "S" (Sverige).
In September 1969, the P1800 E came onto the market with a Bosch fuel injection system, a modified dashboard and had disc brakes all around. The P1800 ES estate/coupe came onto the market in 1971.

Technical data

Four-cylinder Volvo B20E engine
Bosch petrol injection
cylinder capacity: 1998 cc.
capacity: 135 bhp. at 6000 rpm.
gearbox: 4 speed+ overdrive (3-speed automatic optional)
top speed: 185 km/h.
weight: 1130 kg.

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